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33 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 January 2009 08:42AM

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Comment author: Carl_Shulman 31 January 2009 09:06:29AM 1 point [-]

I wonder about the psychological mechanisms and intuitions at work in the Babyeaters. After all, human babies don't look like Babyeater babies, they're less intelligent, etc. Their intellectual extension of strong intuitions to exotic cases might well be much more flexible than their applications to situations from the EEA, e.g. satisfying them by drinking cocktails containing millions of blastocysts. Similarly, human intuitions start to go haywire in exotic sci-fi thought experiments and strange modern situations.